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‘Clean Yamuna’ activists to stage protest in Delhi on Feb 1

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

Thousands of protestors across north India are expected to mass outside Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on February 1 to press the government to clean up the heavily-polluted Yamuna. Swami Vigyanacharya, who will be heading the campaign, said the rally next month will just be a "warning" as this would likely be "followed by a bigger demonstration on March 11". "People in lakhs" are expected to turn up to support for the rally in March, he said. The venue of the latter event has not been decided yet. Yamuna Rakshak Dal (YRD), president of Jai Krishan Das, who has been mobilizing activists and environment groups across the Braj region, said the protests were necessary as the polluted river water is proving to be a threat to millions of people living downstream of New Delhi.

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